SWORD, SORCERY, AND MAGICAL GIRLS: An RPG short story.
I started this story as a way to test THE BLACK HACK, an OSR game where you roll under your attribute score for all checks.
It was fun, and it was getting pretty gritty - very Sword and Sorcery like Conan or Game of Thrones.
Then I got to a point where the main character couldn’t feasibly proceed in the fiction, so I thought I’d give her a magic power. Maybe a cool amulet or a single spell or something.
Don’t ask me why I decided to make her a magical girl, because I don’t know. The best I can come up with is that I had read the rules to MAGICAL BURST the night before - a d6 Magical Girl game with cool roll tables on randomly generating a magical girl.
So I did that. I randomly created a magical girl, then used the same ATTRIBUTE names from MAGICAL BURST but rolled them like you would in THE BLACK HACK (I actually used 4d6 drop lowest so that her magical girl stats would be a little higher than her basic.)
Then I finished the story.
It’s a bizarre thing, but I kinda like it. Tell me what you think!